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Rustique, Aspen

Rustique - Aspen, Colorado
216 South Monarch Street, Aspen, CO 81611Map
+1 970 920 2555
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cuisine: French

As one of Aspen's newer restaurants, it provides a nice twist to the usual French dining scene. Instead of attempting to imitate a bistro out of Paris, it goes for the French countryside approach. The interior is filled with earth tones, adobe-like walls, and big copper kettles and pots dangle in the front windows. Risotto, black mussels, rainbow trout, braised short beef ribs, and pecan tarts are among its specialties—do try them when you visit.

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By rittner | Posted 12/26/10
  In 2001, John Mariani of Esquire Magazine named Rustique Bistro one of America’s Best New Restaurants. But savvy Aspenites already knew that it was the best value in town for authentic country French cooking. The food is farmhouse fare, full of robust flavors and hearty portions. Specialties include: Black Mussels in White Wine, Thyme and Chili; Cheese Souffle; Braised Short Ribs in their own individual pot; Poached Pear and Roquefort Salad; Vanilla Profiterolles with Warm Chocolate Sauce. Rustique also features one of the best cheese selections in town. The setting is reminiscent of a Provencal country inn, complete with hanging dried herbs and flowers, used copper pots, battered shutters and worn stucco walls. The artwork depicts rustic villages perched on the hillsides of the Mediterranean, and warm candlelight enhances the feeling of coziness and “being at home”. Prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. We where also named “Best Meal in Aspen” by the Denver Post, so clearly Rustique is a must when in Aspen....   Read More
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By rittner | Posted 12/26/10
  Rustique is a must try when in Aspen. For 10 years now it has been one of the best. The Roasted Chick and Short Ribs are my top choices. Also the best Onion Soup I have ever had....   Read More
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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 05:30 PM to 10:30 PM
  • Feature: Romantic
  • Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex
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